Blue and white game fires up men’s basketball before opener

By Cristin Marcy
November 21, 2002

The men’s basketball white team defeated the blue team 73-69 in the final seven seconds of the blue and white game on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Every year the men’s basketball team competes against each other in the annual blue and white game. The basketball team divides into two squads and enjoys friendly competition. This is a spirited rivalry that pumps the team up for the up-coming season.

“It is a lot of fun competing against your teammates and I like the competition,” sophomore Jody Boon said.

At half time the blue team was winning by ten points, but in the second half an exciting turn of events occurred. For the first time the white team was ahead in the last seven seconds of the game. They had been trailing the blue team until that point. The white team was able to hold the lead when Messiah Reames made two foul shots to secure the victory.

“It is good to be on the winning end,” white team member, Chris McCrackhen said. “This is my second blue and white game; it is something I look forward to every season.” Even though this is a friendly game the players take it very serious.

Sophomore Boris Smojver said, “I wish I could have played more, it was mostly varsity, but despite that fact I still smiled throughout the game.” Each member of the team makes their role very important and they each enjoy the competition that comes with the blue and white game.

“It is great to play your team members because it creates a lot of competition when it comes to sports on the teams,” sophomore Dan Bachman said.

The main purpose of this game is to get the team prepared for the tasks at hand, along with getting them eager and energized for the season.

“The team looks good this year,” said sophomore, Billy Leahy. “I hope for great success this year and I cannot wait to start the season.”

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